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Killarney's Publick House, Trenton, NJ

Killarney's Publick House

4.8
4.8
155 Reviews
$30 and under
American
You’ll always feel welcome at Killarney’s, the best of both sides of the pond featuring classic American and traditional Irish fare. Guests can enjoy outdoor seating on our open air patio equipped with fire pits, heat lamps, and a TV. Inside you will find open tables, booths with glass barriers, a private room, and several TVs to watch your favorite game. Established in 2008, Killarneys is a top-rated Irish American pub and restaurant located in Hamilton in the heart of Mercer County. We are known for classic comfort food, hand-crafted cocktails, a wide range of craft and draft beers, and an award-winning Guinness pour. Our menu favorites include burgers, Mac and cheese, homemade soups, corned beef quesadillas, dynamite shrimp wrap, buffalo cauliflower, wings, shepherds pie, fish and chips, and kid-friendly menu options. Open for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and even Euro football games. Reservations recommended, but not required. Call directly for takeout/catering. DoorDash delivery.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Irish
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (609) 586-1166
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Contact us for your catering or at-home dining needs by calling 609-586-1166. We offer half trays and full trays of a variety comfort items including roast beef, meatballs, vodka rigatoni, Mac and cheese, salads, chicken sautee dishes, roasted veggies, and more. Wings and party trays available for pick up or delivery with advance notice.
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us for private events by calling 609-586-1166. Indoor private room and outdoor accommodations upon request.
  • Neighborhood
    Trenton
  • Cross street
    Between Cyprus Lane and Klockner Road
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mercer

    Best Service

  • Mercer

    Great for brunch

  • Mercer

    Kid-friendly

  • Mercer

    Good for groups

  • Mercer

    Hot spot

155 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place! Our server was very friendly and attentive. Food was decent, drinks were amazing!

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  2. Sharonlc

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Mother's Day. I made a 2:00 reservation because I was interested in the main menu, but I appreciate that someone from the restaurant called to make sure I knew that brunch ended at 2:00 in case I wanted to come a little earlier. I was specifically in the mood for macaroni and cheese, and it did not disappoint. It was the comfort food that I needed. Plus it came with soup or salad, which was a nice surprise.

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  3. Ciar

    New York City

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very friendly, restaurant was clean, decor was nice but the food was mediocre at best, particularly the hot corned beef sandwich which was hard, dry, and flavorless. This is the reason why Americans assume the food in Ireland is of a poor quality. Perhaps we chose the three wrong items as I’ve eaten here and it was grand but probably won’t take a chance again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly this place is everything for a Sunday brunch. I went with my kids nd for the first time even they wanted to stay . The live music was great also. I think for our taste as being Spanish the food was a bit bland but thank god for salt. Anyways. Please go it’s amazing and the value!

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  5. MarianneC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
     Way too noisy could hardly hear yourself talk and I don’t think you need music. Either food was decent.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, except for the fried shrimp platter. The shrimp and fish were very greasy and tasted freazer burned. After making a complaint, we were given a free replacement meal, and the original meal was taken off the tab. Everything else was great!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and good food. The Rueben was full of very lean corned beef and was scrumptious. My fellow dinners ordered burgers that were ordered to be medium rare but were really medium/well. During happy hour the beers were reduced by $1.

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  8. CarrieM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Band was awesome..great food and atmosphere. We were there for hours and the service was outstanding.

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  9. rxmom

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for the entertainment, which unfortuantely was cancelled, but stayed anyway. It was quite busy, so took a little longer to get our food than it should have, but it was worth the wait. I enjoyed the Greek Salmon special and my husband enjoyed his burger. The waitstaff and management was very attentive. We will try to make it back.

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  10. RFamily

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there for dueling pianos on New Year’s Eve. Would definitely go back.

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  11. mikeb

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Seated quickly but it took the waitress 30 minutes to acknowledge us. Food was Luke warm and bland . We've been coming there for years and never was an issue.

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  12. ChristopherF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service are nothing to write home about, and bring cash if you don't like unnecessary surcharges.

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  13. JuneE

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food was amazing. Service was great. I will be back :)

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  14. Greggers

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy this place. Great food and staff. Good memories.

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  15. LindaK

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a friend’s birthday. It was a great choice to celebrate. We were welcomed warmly and served quickly. The food was plentiful and delicious.

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  16. JANETK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Killarney's many times. The service and food have always been top notch. I have never had a bad meal. Outstanding as always! You won't be disappointed!

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  17. JasmineG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My partner and I had a brunch date around 11:30am on a Monday. Nicole was our server and she was AMAZING! The food and drinks were great! We had wings and salad to start, sandwiches, and dessert, and we especially loved the hot adult drinks. We will definitely be back!

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  18. KimC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Normally a much better experience but for some reason last night was a bit off

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  19. JacquelynG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time stopping in for brunch and it was great! Our server Val was awesome! Definitely will come back. My husband’s burger was perfect,

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  20. PattyH

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went this past Thursday night. It was a beautiful night to sit on the back patio. They had acoustic music which was very good. I had my regular Josh Cab and Grilled Salmon on Salad with their amazing Lemon Garlic Aioli. I also had a side of Tater Tots - which are always excellent. My friend had the pea soup which she said was great and the meatball appetizer - which was plenty for a small meal. Both of us liked our food and again the music and being outdoors made it a great night out. Will visit again soon.

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  21. Yazz

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    After years of getting beer at the Killarney's bar stand at Trenton Thunder Stadium, we decided to try the restaurant because an ad for it kept popping up at games. I want to emphasize that we didn't know what to expect, we just thought we'd give it a shot. I will be honest, it wasn't an experience we enjoyed. This is NOT an Irish pub despite the way they try to present it as such - it's a "bro" roadhouse sports bar. It was raining, so we had indoor seating with football games on multiple TV screens, and it was extremely loud and noisy. Service was good, no complaints there. Wine pours were fine and generous. However, the food? Both baked potato soup and the Shepherd's pie were overloaded with cheese, and the Shepherd's pie was nothing resembling the Irish dish - it was just ground beef, not lamb, and overloaded with cheese and mushy mashed potatoes. My shrimp and fries basically were what you'd get in the frozen food aisle at the grocery store, just heated up. Maybe we should have gone with burgers or wings, more sports bar snacks, but the meal was disappointing for a place that advertises itself as an Irish pub scene. One final thing: Maybe we should have picked another night, because if you're going to go there when major sports are on TV, just a warning in advance that you're going to be there with loud guys yelling and screaming for their teams without notice of anyone else in the place. Or in the case of one dude at the bar, screaming "F**k (team I don't like)" throughout. Overall, great place if that's your thing, but again this is not a traditional style Irish pub. It's a bro roadhouse, period.

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  22. CherylR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here on vacation with family of 6 - 2 adults, 2 teens, 2 kids. Menu had great options for everyone. Waitress was great, very personable and accommodating of questions / requests. We sat out on the back porch on a nice night - the lighting and ambiance was great. I highly recommend the Spicy Leprechaun sandwich. Switching to the garlic fires is also highly recommended - they are yummy. Very reasonably priced.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I reserved an outdoor table on the patio. The table offered was not to our liking due to location. We asked if we could have one of the other available tables and we're told no, they were reserved. I was confused. I made a reservation. Who are they reserved for? Apparently, they only reserve certain tables for people that make reservations through open table. That's interesting.

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  24. ScottD

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice cozy place to eat. Service was quick and food good

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  25. HappyDiner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food and drinks....................

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  26. JoanS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the staff friendly and attentive.

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  27. MarkD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a very cool restaurant that has very cool food. The live musician looked like guy fieri

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  28. DonnaG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Googled restaurants near Grounds For Sculpture. This was one of quite a few that came up. I read reviews and looked at the menu and we made our decision. It was a good choice. Food was great and our waitress Noelle was so very nice and accommodating. I am from Pennsylvania but if I’m ever back in that area I would definitely go there again.

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  29. MaryP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Killarney's patio is the perfect place to meet a friend for a meal, a drink, and a chat.

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  30. SAPY

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent pub food. Great beer and drink options too.

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  31. Patricia

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy eating at Killarney’s. Good food, great service and wonderful atmosphere.

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  32. BethG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined on the outdoor patio area which was very nice. Our cocktails came in a plastic cup-not the way to serve a Cosmo. Had two drinks and they were made inconsistently. The beef burrito bowl was awful. Maybe cook needs to try Chipotle. The ground beef which was room temp was served on a small mix of tasteless rice. Server was friendly.

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  33. PatH

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our third visit here and less impressed each time. The service level decreased, and after a really good burger on the first visit, the food quality since has been sub-par. Likely won't be back.

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  34. ErinS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very nice brunch. Good food selection and service.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside in April. It was great!!! Food was delicious and service was impeccable.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried their snow crab legs and they were sooo good! We had a great time!

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  37. Tara

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very weak mixed drink. Fried shrimp…almost all batter. Fried were mediocre at best. Didn’t bother to complain as it was a gorgeous afternoon and the outdoor seating was nice. Our server Valerie was lovely but she did recommend the shrimp.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always. Can’t wait to go back!

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  39. Jessica

    New York City

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Decided to stop here for dinner before heading out to Grounds for Sculpture. We were seated quickly and service was good. Food was delicious, although I admit presentation could be better. For appetizers we ordered the cajun chicken nachos and the BBQ pork flatbread. When the nachos arrive, we were not impressed and expected it to be boring, but it was actually very good. It just didn't look like anything special. Same with the flatbread, but again... it was very good! For entrees, my boyfriend ordered the Irish Breakfast and I ordered the Dublin chicken. The entrees definitely looked more appeals. For drinks he had a smoky old fashioned and I had the chocolate old fashioned. Amazing! I highly recommend. They also have live music on particular days which are printed on the menu.

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  40. Philsguy1

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We haven't been to Killarney's in a very long time. I felt like some boneless wings. So I ordered the ones in Guiness BBQ sauce. My wife ordered some with mild sauce. The ones with Guiness BBQ were very hard and dry. They were even difficult to cut with a knife. I am guessing that they are frozen (can't say for sure) but I did not finish my 8 wings. My wife said hers weren't as tough. The Onion soup was fine as were the fried pickles. The waitress was very nice and attentive. The atmosphere was Irish pub like and that was nice. If we go again I would not necessarily order boneless wings.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Killarney's Publick House using the Order Online button. Killarney's Publick House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 586-1166.

Killarney's Publick House is rated 4.8 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Killarney's Publick House

1644 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd, Trenton, NJ 08619-3822

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Cyprus Lane and Klockner Road
  • Neighborhood
    Trenton
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Irish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (609) 586-1166
  • Catering
    Contact us for your catering or at-home dining needs by calling 609-586-1166. We offer half trays and full trays of a variety comfort items including roast beef, meatballs, vodka rigatoni, Mac and cheese, salads, chicken sautee dishes, roasted veggies, and more. Wings and party trays available for pick up or delivery with advance notice.
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us for private events by calling 609-586-1166. Indoor private room and outdoor accommodations upon request.
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